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Brief description of site

The gardens have a formal layout covering about 3.5 hectares. The garden was made in the 1920s at time of the restoration of the 16th-century manor by Sir Reginald Blomfield. The garden is the base for The Herb Society.

Brief history of site

One of the three manors of Sulgrave was acquired in 1539 by Lawrence Washington, a wool merchant who in 1532 had been mayor of Northampton. Soon after he rebuilt the house. John Hodges reunited all three of Sulgrave's manors and rebuilt the house, giving it its basic modern appearance. By 1840 the site had become a dilapidated farmhouse. In 1914 Sulgrave Manor was purchased by subscription as a memorial to a century of peace between Britain and the USA and opened to the public.

Location information:

Address: Sulgrave Manor, Manor Road, Sulgrave, nr Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 2SD

Locality: Banbury

Local Authorities:

Northamptonshire; South Northamptonshire; Sulgrave

Historical County: Northamptonshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 152 Grid Ref: SP561456
Latitude: 52.1059 Longitude: -1.18231

Directions:

Between the A5 and A422, west of Banbury.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open at weekends from April to October, noon to 4pm. Also open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday May to October, 2pm to 4pm.

Visitor information:

Parking. WCs. Refreshments. Shop. Disabled access.

Key information:

Form of site: formal garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: manor house

Site Style : formal

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 3.5

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